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Journal Title: Language in Society
Volume/Issue:   35/3
Date: 2006
Table of Contents: Language-Naming Practices, Ideologies, and Linguistic Practices: Toward a comprehensive description of language varieties
by Isabelle Léglise, Bettina Migge
pp 313-339

Speaker's Sex or Discourse Activities? A micro-discourse-based account of usage of nonparticle questions in Japanese
by Misao Okada
pp 341-365

A Preference for Progressivity in Interaction
by Tanya Stivers, Jeffrey D. Robinson
pp 367-392

Organizing a Remote State of Incipient Talk: Push-to-talk mobile
by Margaret H. Szymanski, Paul M. Aoki and Allison Woodruff
pp 393-418

Contemporary Scottish and Irish Studies in Language and Society
reviewed by John Edwards
pp 419-427

John M. Kirk & Dónall P. Ó Baoill (eds.), Travellers and their Language. (Belfast Studies in Language, Culture and Politics, no. 4). Béal Feirste: ...
by Peter Bakker
pp 429-432

Gabrielle Hogan-Brun and Stefan Wolff (eds.), Minority Languages in Europe: Frameworks, status, prospects
reviewed by Lukas D. Tsitsipis
pp 432-437

Adam Jaworski, Nikolas Coupland and Dariusz (eds.), Metalanguage: Social and ideological perspectives
reviewed by Sally Johnson
pp 437-440

Zarina Estrada Fernández et al., Diccionario Yaqui-Español y Textos: Obra de preservación lingüística
reviewed by William Bright
pp 440-443

Carlo L. Prevignano & Paul J. Thibault (eds.), Discussing Conversation Analysis: The work of Emanuel A. Schegloff
reviewed by Angela Cora Garcia
pp 443-446

Leelo Keevallik, From Interaction to Grammar: Estonian finite verb forms in conversation
reviewed by Auli Auli
pp 446-449

John Aitchison & Harold Carter (eds.), Spreading the Word: The Welsh language 2001
reviewed by Nikolas Coupland
pp 449-453

Richard Buttny, Talking Problems: Studies of discursive construction
reviewed by Bonnie Uriciuoli
pp 453-456

Dennis R. Preston (ed.), Needed Research in American Dialects
reviewed by Natalie Schilling-Estes
pp 456-460

Dennis R. Preston (ed.), Needed research in American dialects.
reviewed by Dennis R. Preston
pp 456-460

Kingsley Bolton, Chinese Englishes: A sociolinguistic history
reviewed by James Stanlaw
pp 460-463

Publications Received (Through 1 December 2005)
by John Edwards
pp 465-466

Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Linguistic Field(s): Sociolinguistics
Subject Language(s): English
Estonian
Welsh
 
LL Issue: 17.2683